One interesting idea in exercise and rehabilitation divides exercises into closed chain and open chain. Chains are links of body parts, such as foot, ankle, knee, and hip during walking. In a closed chain the end of the chain farthest from the body is fixed, such as a squat where your feet are fixed and the rest of the leg chain moves. In open chains the end is free, such as in a seated leg extension.Read More >
Article By: Dr. Jolie Bookspan
Dr Bookspan is a military researcher. Harvard School of Medicine clinicians have named her “The St. Jude of the Joints.” A degenerating disc, or one that is slipped (herniated) can be painful and frightening. Despite the fact that discs usually can heal quickly and easily, people are commonly told that a disc problem is a difficult and long-term condition.Read More >
Managed care has created a need for patients/clients to seek alternative care for the management of their injuries/disease.
Cut backs on reimbursement of services to traditional medical providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors) have provided an opportunity to develop medically supervised fitness programs or post rehabilitation. For many years a
By: Barbara Mellens
When a client complains of heel pain should you dismiss it as whining? Or, should you ask questions that help define the problem?
Where Is The Pain?
The pain is usually centered just in front of the heel and on the bottom of the foot towards the arch.
It can also
Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD One of the most famous and most revealing experiments in the history of psychological research involved the subject of learned helplessness. I don’t have the room here to tell you as much about it as I’d like to, but any Psychology 101